Back Outside!

Back Outside!

Welcome to the weekend! What are your plans?

At the moment, @TheWelshWookie and I are chilling out, watching rugby (OK, I’m watching and blogging- gotta love multi tasking!) and drinking coffee. It’s bliss!

This morning, I ran outside for the first time in a couple of weeks. And it felt G-R-E-A-T! The dreadmill has been hammered lately. Well, I say hammered. I really mean that it has been used for some pretty slow runs while watching Winter Olympic action from Sochi. Having the various sports to watch has made my treadmill running much more tolerable than it would have been otherwise: what am I going to do when the Games finish?  😦

Today’s Hal Higdon training plan called for a 6 mile run. It’s Week 3, Day 6 already. How did that happen?

@TheWookie and I had decided last night that we’d run the Big Glen: a loop that takes us out from the north of the village along the main road for about two miles, and then follows a single track road for a mile before reaching West Loch Tarbert. It then leads back into the south of the village, and is about 5 miles long. To increase the mileage, we decided to run along the Kilberry Road, past the village golf course, before  heading back into the village.


And it was dry outside: no rain! It’s a miracle! 😉

We decided to stick to a long, slow run pace, and so I used my Audio Fuel track to keep me on target for this. Although I start off really slowly, sometimes I can pick up the pace at around mile 3 or so, and I didn’t want to lose steam at the end! Turns out, this was a great plan. I had a fantastic run, I really enjoyed it! At the end, I could have easily tagged on an extra couple of miles. I didn’t, though: best stick to the training plan 😉

As I ran, I was excited, thinking about the forthcoming Around the World Running Blog Relay: it’s going to be a great couple of months for us runners and bloggers out there! 🙂

We’ve refuelled on some soup and home made bread; and I have the new edition of Women’s Running to enjoy!


Have a great weekend, all. How long is your long run this weekend? How’s the weather looking?

25 thoughts on “Back Outside!

  1. Ohh I’m jealous of your outside run!! I’m hoping this warm streak we’re having (if you can call it much) will melt the feet of snow built up in our yard, driveway, streets, EVERYWHERE so I can get back out there SOON!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Great run! I’m sure it felt wonderful running outside after running on the treadmill for a while!! That’s awesome! I ran 13 miles today and the weather was perfect!! So glad it’s done and was successful!!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

  3. I didn’t run today. We had snow this morning and now we have rain. Tomorrow I have an 8k race but a run for me. It will be hilly but good to be out.

    14 people so far for the relay.

    Glad you had a good run and could get outside. SO much better when you can run outside.

      1. It got cancelled because we have snow today. I will get out though and do something. I see a walk on the agenda today.

        Working on the map now and trying to figure it all out over java.

  4. My long run will be 8 miles tomorrow! Running outside is the best, glad you got to get some time outdoors. My training always suffers when I have to rely on the treadmill…like I just won’t run 😉

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